Morning Blend: Biking for a Cure
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
Joel Moses wears two medals around his neck reminding him how far he’s come and how bright his future is.
“This one was given to me when I finished my chemotherapy and I hope to never get another one of these things; this one was my first DCC challenge and I hope to get many more of these things,” Moses said.
Joel was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer December 2016.
On Saturday February 10th, he’ll have the chance to get another medal by biking 50 miles with Team Hurricanes.
He is one of thousands of people participating in the 8th Annual Miami Dolphin’s Cancer Challenge; a cause that his wife Linda is deeply passionate about.
“It has made me even more dedicated to go further in what I’m doing,” she said.
Linda is the longtime President of Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research.
The organization has over 20,000 members in over 50 chapters within South Florida.
The volunteers raise funds for all types of cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Money raised during Saturday’s DCC will help support research by the doctors who saved her husband’s life.
“It is one thing to walk through it and another thing to sit beside your husband as he is getting chemotherapy and to see the passion and the dedication of the nurses and the medical people who work with the cancer patients; It was mind blowing to me,” Linda said.
Joel, who is now in remission, says his advice for other people who may be going through this fight with cancer to stay positive!
“A lot of it is attitude,” he said. “It sucks, there is no question about it, but you just have to work your way through it!”
Since 1952, Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For more information on how you can make a donation to Pap Corps, click here.
For more information on Saturday’s DCC, click here.